Talking with my professor has lead me to change my project. It was pretty overwhelming. I’m going to develop a process book on 10 heroes of mine.
This is an exciting project. My current path in life and who I’ve come to be is highly influenced by multiple artists and friends I’ve run into over the years. It will be fun to show ways they’ve influenced me and my current work.
A place for those seeking community and change.
Sticker on the door of the Q.
Taking Utica Pride literally, the Q Center is an organization that provides support and resources for LGBT individuals and families in the Mohawk Valley. Growing out of Syracuse, NY, they now have a center in Utica to care for and uplift the local community.
I dug more into the research portion of this project, drawing inspiration from George O’Connor. I loved reading his novels in high school.
I will continue to find publications similar to this to figure out how to make my own comic original.
I am starting to flesh out the designs for Hades, Persephone, Demeter, and eventually Hermes.
For my personal project, I’m going to bring the old tales of Greek Mythology back with a twist by placing the gods and goddesses in modern day New York City. This will require me to tweak (and even uproot) some details from the original stories. The narrative will be done in comic/sequential form with plenty of humor and pop culture references. I don’t plan to employ a soundtrack like Disney’s “Hercules”, but it will still be lots of fun.
William Shakespeare was the baddest bisexual of the 16th century. His work is continually growing and being re-adapted by modern artists and performers. Once you get past all of the -eths, -hos, and pretentious scholars making tests out of it, his plays are fun and remain relevant no matter the time or place.